Everyone knows the standard vodka and orange juice combination that is a screwdriver.
But you can get a lot more creative than that old favorite if you reach for a different fruit in the citrus aisle. Blood oranges are tarter and pack a more intense flavor burst than a normal navel orange, and their red hue adds some nice color to your cocktail. Here is a simple recipe that combines a freshly squeezed orange with ginger beer and gin for a herbaceous treat.
Gather up your ingredients: One blood orange, 2 ounces gin, 1 lime, and 1 bottle of ginger beer.
Step 1: Cut up one blood orange into slices and place it in a pint glass.
Step 2: Use a muddler or bar spoon to crush the orange slices, releasing their juices.
Step 3. Add 2 ounces of your favorite gin to the oranges. Squeeze the juice from one half of a lime into the mix.
Step 4: Strain the mixture into a rocks glass with ice.
Step 5: Fill the remainder of the glass with ginger beer.
Step 6: Garnish the drink with a single slice of blood orange.
Step 7: Enjoy!